Children and Animals Commune Within Neglected Landscapes in New Paintings by Kevin Peterson
His imagined environments are occupied by children and animals— individuals band together as they navigate depleted urban environments.
The works pair the innocence of its subjects against a broken and crumbling world, addressing the various journeys we each take through life.
Recently, Peterson has begun to paint just the animals in these scenes, rather than pairing them exclusively with children.
“In my head, it’s the same world,” the Houston-based painter tells Colossal, “the animals and kids just haven’t met up yet. Maybe they’re searching for each other.”